The flower gardens at MUN Botanical Garden are open daily:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., May 1 - August 31
10 a.m. - 4 p.m., September 1 - November 30
NEW for 2012!
This summer MUN Botanical Garden presented the New Plant Showcase 2012, featuring new plant introductions and/or plants deemed worthy of trialing in our NL climate.
These plants were featured in over 30 creatively designed pots for both sun and shade. All the plants (annuals, shrub roses, a selection of rock garden perennials) were evaluated on their performance, growth characteristics and special traits. There were also selected new shrubs in the trial planted in our new Asian Garden.
The New Plant Showcase was sponsored by: Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador, Murray's Garden Centre and Horticultural Services, Carew Services Ltd and C.D.'s Trees. Plants were generously supplied by: Ball Horticultural, The University of Guelph, Sheridan Nurseries and Valleyrook Gardens Ltd.
Tune into VOWR 800 radio for some local gardening tips and advice from MUN Botanical Garden. "Garden Time" will be aired twice weekly (Wednesdays, 12:45 – 1 pm and Saturdays at 5:30 – 6 pm), and will feature a wide variety of seasonal, gardening topics. Garden Time is presented by Botanical Garden staff and volunteer members of the Friends of the Garden.
VOWR can be heard on the AM dial at 800 (on the Avalon Peninsula), on-line by visiting VOWR's website http://www.vowr.org/, on Rogers Digital Television on Channel 945 and on Bell Aliant Digital Cable. Questions and feedback for "Garden Time" can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please provide a return address with your question so you can receive a small token of appreciation from the Botanical Garden).
YouTube at MUN Botanical Garden
Join Carl White, Head Gardener, for a walk through of the flower gardens.
Thank you to The Telegram for producing this YouTube video.
Some useful information links:
The following links provide gardening information relevant to our local area (St. John's, NL).
Gardening with Heaths and Heathers in Newfoundland
Societies and Organizations:
FOOD EDUCATION ACTION ST. JOHN'S (FEASt)
LANDSCAPE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR:
Learn about membership www.landscapenl.org
Get tips from our experts landscapenl.com
NEWFOUDLAND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
JOHN CABOT ROSE SOCIETY
Rose Society Photograph Albums
A Rose Grower's Primer' by Harry McGee of National-Roses-Canada
NATURE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR (Formerly the Natural History Society)
ROOT CELLARS ROCK! (A project of the Food Security Network)